Inspection drone operator Percepto granted FAA nation-wide BVLOS approval

Percepto, an autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider, has  announced that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the company a nationwide waiver for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.

According to a company press release:

“Percepto’s automated drone-in-a-box technology is used by electric utilities, oil & gas, solar power stations and mining operations. The solution detects infrastructure problems, enabling faster response times and ensuring that remedial action is taken where it is needed most.

“In a first approval of its kind, the Percepto system can be operated at qualifying sites across the country remotely from day one for increased safety, efficiency and ease of operation. With this new waiver, the lengthy wait for site specific BVLOS approvals is no longer required. Customers can immediately gain actionable insights with Percepto’s drone-in-a-box for inspection and monitoring. Customers further benefit from Percepto’s ability to centrally control drone-in-a-box fleets at multiple sites.”

According to Tim Shanfelt, Percepto’s national BVLOS waiver will enable expansion of the company’s automated drone inspection and monitoring without the wait for site specific FAA approvals.

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